With today’s challenge of choice, is a doughnut.
I love doughnuts, specifically those yummy japanese doughnuts. They are not so greasy and with less calories. Yup you read it right, less calories. 🙂 I wanted to draw a japanese doughnut but I have already done that in a previous project. So to make this day exciting I invented my own doughnut and added in vanilla ice cream with strawberry syrup.
No, I am not the type of person who inflicts difficulty upon oneself. The idea of this doughnut was already swimming in my mind since yesterday and I thought it would be a challenge for me to execute it in paper and color.
As I have learned from my husband, it is easier to see shadows when you imagine light coming from above your subject. I imagined it coming from slightly on the right side above the doughnut. It helped a lot with putting in the dark and light shadows.
Also this was my first time to use a mix of neutral tint and ivory black for the doughnut’s chocolate syrup. It was a risk as chocolate is never black but always in darker shades of brown. But I wanted to experiment and told myself that if it won’t work then I can just think that my doughnut was dropped on the floor and that a truck went by it and claim it as tire marks.
The strawberry syrup was another obstacle. I struggled with where to place the lighter shades of red and where the darkest will be. I ended up pouring maple syrup on top of wheat bread just to see where the shadows will be and ended up eating it.
There is still much to learn with food illustration and light and shadows. But I am extremely enjoying this month’s progress. Thanks very much to Charlie of Doodlewash for heading this wonderful month of watercolors and to Laura of Create Art Everyday for continuously inviting everyone to participate, learn and enjoy and help spread the project’s cause in partnership with The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to bring art materials to children to develop and explore their creativity.
Happy Thursday dear friends!